Dawn Utsumi

COLE PEDROZA LLP

2670 Mission Street
Suite 200
San Marino, California 91108

Tel:  626-431-2787
Fax:  626-431-2788
 
Dawn Utsumi handles all stages of litigation, from pre-lawsuit strategy and advice to post-trial motions and appeals. Currently, Dawn’s litigation practice focuses on labor and employment matters, disputes concerning health insurance coverage, construction and general business matters. Before joining Cole Pedroza in 2018, Dawn was a senior associate at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, where she specialized in complex business litigation in matters involving securities fraud, structured finance, insurance, intellectual property, energy and mass tort. After being admitted to the California State Bar in 2006, Dawn served as a judicial law clerk in writs and receivers to the Honorable Dzintra Janavs (Retired) at the Los Angeles Superior Court. From 2007-2008, Dawn served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Philip S. Gutierrez in the United States District Court, Central District of California. Dawn graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in Art & Archaeology. She earned a J.D. from Southwestern University School of Law in 2006, graduating in the top 10 percent of her class. During law school, Dawn served as a judicial extern to the Honorable S. James Otero in the United States District Court, Central District of California. She also spent a semester in Buenos Aires, where she served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Dra. Elena Highton de Nolasco in the Supreme Court of Argentina, the highest court in the Argentine Republic.
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